Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Changes in Winter Activity Schedule Announced
Budget uncertainties lead to changes in visitor services this winter. More »
Amphibian and Reptile Species List
Below is a list of amphibians and reptiles that have been seen in the park.
Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile
Long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
Olympic torrent salamander, Rhyacotriton olympicus** Endemic
Cope's giant salamander, Dicamptodon copei
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa
Oregon ensatina, Ensatina eschscholtzi
Western red backed salamander, Plethodon vehiculum
Van Dyke’s salamander, Phethdon vandykei
Western toad, Bufo boreas
Tailed frog, Ascaphus truei
Red-legged frog, Rana aurora
Pacific tree frog, Pseudacris regilla
Cascades frog, Rana cascadae
Northern alligator lizard, Elgaria coerulea
Rubber boa, Charina bottae
Common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis
Northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides
Did You Know?
Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.